I scarfed short, rough sawn boards together to make long boards for full length strips. Then used a chalk line, skil-saw and block plane to establish a straight, smooth edge. Then the skil-saw method to rip strips. I did not plane the rough sawn boards to thickness before ripping strips. I sized them on the second pass of the bead and cove operation by running them between the fence and bit on the router table, as Jim has posted in the past. It saved a step, worked well, and eliminated needing to buy a planer!